The Rookies

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The Rookies is an American police procedural series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookie police officers working in an unidentified city for the fictitious Southern California Police Department (SCPD).

The Rookies is an American police procedural series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookie police officers working in an unidentified city for the fictitious Southern California Police Department (SCPD).

Original Release

03/07/1972 on ABC

US Release

03/07/1972

Cast

Kate Jackson Jill Danko
Georg Stanford Brown Officer Terry Webster
Sam Melville Officer Mike Danko
Michael Ontkean Officer Willie Gillis
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Lt. Ed Ryker
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Lt. Ryker
Bruce Fairbairn Officer Chris Owens
Bruce Fairbairn Off. Chris Owens
Sam Melville Off. Mike Danko
Robert Harland Sgt. Older
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Lamb to the Slaughter Tuesday, 09 September 1975
2 Reading, Writing and Angel Dust Tuesday, 16 September 1975
3 One-Way Street to Nowhere Tuesday, 23 September 1975
4 Someone Who Cares Tuesday, 30 September 1975
5 Ladies Day Tuesday, 07 October 1975
6 Reign of Terror Tuesday, 14 October 1975
7 Death Lady Tuesday, 21 October 1975
8 Measure of Mercy Tuesday, 28 October 1975
9 A Time to Mourn Tuesday, 04 November 1975
10 The Institutional Man Tuesday, 11 November 1975
11 Invitation to a Rumble Tuesday, 18 November 1975
12 Reluctant Hero Tuesday, 25 November 1975
13 Dead Heat Tuesday, 02 December 1975
14 The Voice of Thunder Tuesday, 09 December 1975
15 The Code Five Affair Tuesday, 16 December 1975
16 Shadow of a Man Tuesday, 23 December 1975
17 Eye for an Eye Tuesday, 30 December 1975
18 Sudden Death Tuesday, 06 January 1976
19 From Out of the Darkness Tuesday, 20 January 1976
20 The Mugging Tuesday, 27 January 1976
21 Blue Movie, Blue Death Tuesday, 24 February 1976
22 Deliver Me from Innocence Tuesday, 02 March 1976
23 Journey to Oblivion Tuesday, 30 March 1976
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Directors

Phil Bondelli, Leonard J. Horn, E.W. Swackhamer, Gene Nelson, Harry Falk, Fernando Lamas, Georg Stanford Brown, Earl Bellamy, Philip Leacock, Ralph Senensky, Michael Caffey, Jud Taylor, Bruce Bilson, William Crain, Barry Shear, Lee Philips, Richard Benedict, Jerry Jameson, William F. Claxton, William Claxton, Richard Newton, Edward M. Abroms, Leon Carrere, Alexander Grasshoff, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Alvin Ganzer, George McCowan, Lou Antonio, Randal Kleiser, Ivan Dixon

Writers

William Blinn, Skip Webster, Robert I. Holt, Hal Sitowitz, Don Balluck, Daniel B. Ullman, Stephen Downing, James Basler, Irv Pearlberg, Hoke Howell, Rick Husky, Robert Harland, Bruce Shelly, Alvin Boretz, Larry Brody, Mark Weingart, Richard H. Landau, Frank Telford, David Ketchum, Robert Hamner, Mann Rubin, William Douglas Lansford, Jack V. Fogarty, Webb Morris, James Schmerer, Mathias Reitz, Jock MacKelvie, Jaron Summers, Donald L. Stewart, Robert Heverly, Sy Salkowitz, Gerry Day, Don Carlos Dunaway, Rita Lakin, Parke Perine, Ron Bishop, David P. Harmon, Paul Savage, Sandor Stern, Aaron Spelling, Mark Slade, Richard Danus, Rance Howard, Bethel Leslie

Creators

Rita Lakin

Cast

Kate Jackson Jill Danko
Georg Stanford Brown Officer Terry Webster
Sam Melville Officer Mike Danko
Michael Ontkean Officer Willie Gillis
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Lt. Ed Ryker
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Lt. Ryker
Bruce Fairbairn Officer Chris Owens
Bruce Fairbairn Off. Chris Owens
Sam Melville Off. Mike Danko
Robert Harland Sgt. Older
Bob Harks Policeman
Frank Lugo Sgt. Pilar
Ken Swofford Mr. Felker
Bill Williams Capt. Whitfield
Amzie Strickland Head Nurse
Richard Balin Doctor
Reid Cruickshanks Senior Officer
Shelley Morrison Mrs. Felker
Pat Patterson Jailer
Bob Harks Guard

Producers

Editors

Jim Faris, Leon Carrere, Richard Malek, Dick Wormell, Bill Mosher, Art Seid, James Baiotto, George Watters, Gene Milford, Leonard Kwitt, William Neel

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